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May 6, 2013

Argylls get past Eagles for CIC softball win

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. — The Frankton softball team came out landing haymakers Monday night at Madison-Grant, but it was the jabs of the host Argylls that proved to be the difference in a 6-3 Central Indiana Conference win.

“We came out blazing, and then the bats just shut down,” Frankton coach Jeremy Parker said afterward.

Shortstop Natalie McGuire led off the game with a no-doubt shot to left field on an 0-1 count to give Frankton the early edge. Sydney Smith came to the plate and doubled, advancing to third on a passed ball. After a walk to Lexi Gray, Kaylee Irwin hit a double to center field to score both Smith and Gray. Madison-Grant starter Rose Perry settled down and retired the next three batters to end the inning.

The Argylls began their comeback in the bottom of the first and continued it through the next three innings. Madison-Grant scored a run in the second, another in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead.

“It was a real nice win for us,” Madison-Grant coach Jay Dunlap said. “We told them to just ‘get one run, get one run’ and it worked.”

Perry helped her cause by driving in a run with a single in the first and another on a sacrifice fly in the third. After a shaky start, Perry settled in and retired 14 of the next 15 batters to pick up the win.

Perry received plenty of help as six of the 10 Argylls batters picked up hits, and all hitters reached base at least once.

“A total team win,” Dunlap said.

The Argylls added a run in the bottom of the sixth after the Eagles missed big opportunities to either tie the game or take the lead. Cierra Liddick relieved Perry at the start of the fifth inning and walked McGuire, the first batter she faced.

McGuire advanced to second on a wild pitch, and Smith hit a single to left. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, but Liddick was able to strike out Gray and induce two infield popouts to end the threat.

In the sixth, Frankton loaded the bases with two outs, but Liddick struck out Smith to get out of the jam. While Frankton left eight runners on base, the Argylls left more runs on the bases by stranding 10 in six innings.

Taylor Ryan took the loss for Frankton (5-5, 2-2 CIC), going four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with one walk and one strikeout.

Perry went four innings for Madison-Grant (13-6, 3-1 CIC), giving up three runs on four hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Frankton travels to Wapahani on Thursday in a potential sectional match-up while Madison-Grant continues CIC play with a trip to Eastbrook on Wednesday.

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